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SDHC Awards $28K in Statewide Grants

From discussions of philosophy and global human rights to research on the human race, a broad range of grants were approved by the SDHC board in November. 

Click here to read more about the grant programs and grantees. The next major grant deadline is Feb. 28 for programs after May 1. 



Thank You For Your Support

Thank you for your continued support of the humanities in South Dakota.

In its comprehensive FY 2019 budget, the Trump administration requested that Congress appropriate approximately $42 million to the National Endowment for the Humanities for "the orderly closure of the agency." To read the NEH's statement, click here

Please visit our advocacy page to find out how you can advocate for the humanities. We'll need your support as we face this next challenge. 



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  2. The 2018 South Dakota Humanities Council Program Catalog will have an empty space. Continue Reading

  3. Two South Dakota non-profits are excited about the pending impact of a significant match funding initiative. Continue Reading

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Programs & Events

4:45 pm | University of South Dakota
12:30 pm | Mount Marty College: MMC Classes, Yankton Federal Prison Camp
10:00 am | Mount Marty College: MMC Writing Classes
12:00 pm | Mount Marty College: Marian Auditorium
1:45 pm | Ramkota Best Western Hotel
10:30 am | The Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center
2:00 pm | The Journey Museum & Learning Center
7:00 pm | Canton Public Library
8:00 am | Washington 4-5 Center

South Dakota Humanities Council

The South Dakota Humanities Council (SDHC), founded in 1972 in response to an act of Congress, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota. Our vision is to "lead statewide advocacy for the humanities, working with other partners to foster literary and civic engagement." This programming vision forms the core mission:

The South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.

If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
- Toni Morrison